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A New York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with ...
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think
A New York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why. We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipating the best moment to buy a plane ticket, seeing inflation in real time and monitoring social media in order to identify trends. But there is a dark side to big data. Will it be machines, rather than people, that make the decisions? How do you regulate an algorithm? What will happen to privacy? Will individuals be punished for acts they have yet to commit? In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.
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18.57 USD

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think

by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Kenneth Cukier
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The robot population is rising on Earth and other planets. (Mars is inhabited entirely by robots.) As robots slip into more domains of human life-from the operating room to the bedroom-they take on our morally important tasks and decisions, as well as create new risks from psychological to physical. This ...
Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial intelligence
The robot population is rising on Earth and other planets. (Mars is inhabited entirely by robots.) As robots slip into more domains of human life-from the operating room to the bedroom-they take on our morally important tasks and decisions, as well as create new risks from psychological to physical. This makes it all the more urgent to study their ethical, legal, and policy impacts. To help the robotics industry and broader society, we need to not only press ahead on a wide range of issues, but also identify new ones emerging as quickly as the field is evolving. For instance, where military robots had received much attention in the past (and are still controversial today), this volume looks toward autonomous cars here as an important case study that cuts across diverse issues, from liability to psychology to trust and more. And because robotics feeds into and is fed by AI, the Internet of Things, and other cognate fields, robot ethics must also reach into those domains, too. Expanding these discussions also means listening to new voices; robot ethics is no longer the concern of a handful of scholars. Experts from different academic disciplines and geographical areas are now playing vital roles in shaping ethical, legal, and policy discussions worldwide. So, for a more complete study, the editors of this volume look beyond the usual suspects for the latest thinking. Many of the views as represented in this cutting-edge volume are provocative-but also what we need to push forward in unfamiliar territory.
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31.59 USD

Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial intelligence

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Handbook of UV Degradation and Stabilization, Third Edition, discusses different aspects of UV-related phenomena that occur when polymeric materials are exposed to UV radiation. It reviews existing literature, looking at how plants, animals and humans protect themselves against UV radiation. This review permits evaluation of mechanisms of protection against UV ...
Handbook of UV Degradation and Stabilization
Handbook of UV Degradation and Stabilization, Third Edition, discusses different aspects of UV-related phenomena that occur when polymeric materials are exposed to UV radiation. It reviews existing literature, looking at how plants, animals and humans protect themselves against UV radiation. This review permits evaluation of mechanisms of protection against UV used by living things and potential application of these mechanisms in the protection of natural and synthetic polymeric materials. Other chapters look at more specific aspects of UV degradation and stabilization, such as specific polymers and rubbers, analytical methods used in UV stabilization, health and safety, and more.
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330.750000 USD

Handbook of UV Degradation and Stabilization

by George Wypych
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PVC Degradation and Stabilization, Fourth Edition, includes new developments in PVC production, new stabilization methods and mechanisms, new approaches to plasticization, methods of waste reprocessing, accelerated degradation due to electric breakdown, and much more. The book contains all the information necessary for the successful design of stabilization formulas in any ...
PVC Degradation and Stabilization
PVC Degradation and Stabilization, Fourth Edition, includes new developments in PVC production, new stabilization methods and mechanisms, new approaches to plasticization, methods of waste reprocessing, accelerated degradation due to electric breakdown, and much more. The book contains all the information necessary for the successful design of stabilization formulas in any PVC-based product. Other topics covered include degradation by thermal energy, UV, gamma and other forms of radiation, chemical degradation, and more. Analytical methods for studying degradative and stabilization processes aid readers in establishing a system for verifying results of stabilization with different stabilizing systems.
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336.000000 USD

PVC Degradation and Stabilization

by George Wypych
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Over the past few years there has been a marked increase of interest in the bio-based economy. Biotechnology is one of the world's fastest growing industries, with it being one of the 'six' Key Enabling Technologies funded by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. As such, it is likely to ...
Bio-based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-efficient Construction
Over the past few years there has been a marked increase of interest in the bio-based economy. Biotechnology is one of the world's fastest growing industries, with it being one of the 'six' Key Enabling Technologies funded by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. As such, it is likely to become a hot topic area of research in the future, allowing for radical changes in the eco-efficiency of construction materials and technologies. The last few years have witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of citations given for papers published on bio-based polymers (around 1000% in the last 10 years). One area that has received increased attention is Biotech admixtures that are made in fermentation processes by employing bacteria or fungi. Their biosynthesis rate is about 2-4 times higher than that of plant-based biopolymers. The advancements that have occurred in the last decade in nanotechnology will also allow for the development of new and improved biotech-based materials. Investigations on cellulose nanocrystals (cellulose elements having at least one dimension in the 1-100nm range) constitute an important and recent research field that will enable the development of more eco-efficient high-performance materials. The future potential of nanocellulose materials can also be witnessed from the exponential increase in the number of papers published in this important scientific field. Bio-based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-efficient Construction fills a gap in the published literature discussing bio-based materials and biotechnologies that are crucial for a more sustainable construction industry. With comprehensive coverage and contributions from leading experts in the field of eco-efficient and bio-based materials the contents are divided over three parts. Part One discusses Bio-based materials and biotechnologies for infrastructure applications; Part Two focuses on bio-based materials and biotechnologies for building energy efficiency and Part Three looks at other applications such as using biotechnology to reduce indoor air pollution, for water treatment and soil decontamination. The book will be an essential reference resource for academic researchers, civil engineers, contractors working in construction works, postgraduate students and other professionals interested in eco-efficient construction.
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278.250000 USD

Bio-based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-efficient Construction

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A motor vehicle's powertrain consists of the components which generate power and enable it to move - its engine, exhaust system, transmission, drive shaft, suspension and wheels. Any automotive engineering student going beyond basic mechanics will need a sound knowledge of the mathematics and scientific principles, particularly calculus and algebra, ...
Automotive Powertrain Science and Technology
A motor vehicle's powertrain consists of the components which generate power and enable it to move - its engine, exhaust system, transmission, drive shaft, suspension and wheels. Any automotive engineering student going beyond basic mechanics will need a sound knowledge of the mathematics and scientific principles, particularly calculus and algebra, which underpin powertrain technology. This textbook supports a series of courses, for instance BTEC unit 28 Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians , which is a requisite for a foundation degree in automotive engineering, and BTEC higher unit 25 Engine and Vehicle Design and Performance , without giving full coverage of automotive technology. It is a more focused companion to the author's Automotive Science and Mathematics 978-0-7506-8522-1, also published by Routledge.
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50.19 USD

Automotive Powertrain Science and Technology

by Allan Bonnick
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The book provides readers with essential insights into key issues in connection with planning, developing and financing sustainable energy projects in China that are relevant for practitioners, investors and developers involved in the emerging sustainable energy sector. It offers readers a deeper understanding of these contemporary issues by drawing on ...
Sustainable Energy and Green Finance for a Low-carbon Economy: Perspectives from the Greater Bay Area of China
The book provides readers with essential insights into key issues in connection with planning, developing and financing sustainable energy projects in China that are relevant for practitioners, investors and developers involved in the emerging sustainable energy sector. It offers readers a deeper understanding of these contemporary issues by drawing on the lessons learned in real-world sustainable energy and green finance development activities in China, which are driven by central planning and policy implementation and complemented by investments and finances from public-private partnerships.
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146.990000 USD

Sustainable Energy and Green Finance for a Low-carbon Economy: Perspectives from the Greater Bay Area of China

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Since the appearance of Homo sapiens on the planet hundreds of thousands of years ago, human beings have sought to exploit their environments, extracting as many resources as their technological ingenuity has allowed. As technologies have advanced in recent centuries, that impulse has remained largely unchecked, exponentially accelerating the human ...
Humans versus Nature: A Global Environmental History
Since the appearance of Homo sapiens on the planet hundreds of thousands of years ago, human beings have sought to exploit their environments, extracting as many resources as their technological ingenuity has allowed. As technologies have advanced in recent centuries, that impulse has remained largely unchecked, exponentially accelerating the human impact on the environment. Humans versus Nature tells a history of the global environment from the Stone Age to the present, emphasizing the adversarial relationship between the human and natural worlds. Nature is cast as an active protagonist, rather than a mere backdrop or victim of human malfeasance. Daniel R. Headrick shows how environmental changes-epidemics, climate shocks, and volcanic eruptions-have molded human societies and cultures, sometimes overwhelming them. At the same time, he traces the history of anthropogenic changes in the environment-species extinctions, global warming, deforestation, and resource depletion-back to the age of hunters and gatherers and the first farmers and herders. He shows how human interventions such as irrigation systems, over-fishing, and the Industrial Revolution have in turn harmed the very societies that initiated them. Throughout, Headrick examines how human-driven environmental changes are interwoven with larger global systems, dramatically reshaping the complex relationship between people and the natural world. In doing so, he roots the current environmental crisis in the deep past.
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41.950000 USD

Humans versus Nature: A Global Environmental History

by Daniel R. Headrick
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Manual of Engineering Drawing: British and International Standards, Fifth Edition, chronicles ISO and British Standards in engineering drawings, providing many examples that will help readers understand how to translate engineering specifications into a visual medium. The book includes 6 introductory chapters which provide foundational theory and contextual information regarding the ...
Manual of Engineering Drawing: British and International Standards
Manual of Engineering Drawing: British and International Standards, Fifth Edition, chronicles ISO and British Standards in engineering drawings, providing many examples that will help readers understand how to translate engineering specifications into a visual medium. The book includes 6 introductory chapters which provide foundational theory and contextual information regarding the broader context of engineering drawing and design. The concepts enclosed will help readers gain the most out of their drawing skills. As the standards referred to in this book change every few years, this new edition presents an important update.
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74.500000 USD

Manual of Engineering Drawing: British and International Standards

by Neil Phelps, Dennis E. Maguire, Colin H. Simmons
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Coal Bed Methane Engineering: Theories and Applications, Second Edition, captures the full lifecycle of a coal bed methane well and offers petroleum geologists and engineers a single source for a broad range of coal bed methane (CBM) applications. The vast coal resources in the United States continue to produce tremendous ...
Coal Bed Methane: Theory and Applications
Coal Bed Methane Engineering: Theories and Applications, Second Edition, captures the full lifecycle of a coal bed methane well and offers petroleum geologists and engineers a single source for a broad range of coal bed methane (CBM) applications. The vast coal resources in the United States continue to produce tremendous amounts of natural gas, contributing to a diverse range of energy assets. This book addresses crucial technical topics, including exploration and evaluation of coal bed reservoirs, hydraulic fracturing of CBM wells, coal seam degasification, and production engineering and processing, among others. The book also covers legal issues and permitting, along with an economic analysis of CBM projects. This new edition includes information on new and established research and applications, making it relevant for field geologists and engineers, as well as students.
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173.250000 USD

Coal Bed Methane: Theory and Applications

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This book of 'directions' focuses on cyber security research, education and training in India, and work in this domain within the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. IIT Kanpur's Computer Science and Engineering Department established an 'Interdisciplinary Center for Cyber Security and Cyber Defense of Critical Infrastructures (C3I Center)' in 2016 ...
Cyber Security in India: Education, Research and Training
This book of 'directions' focuses on cyber security research, education and training in India, and work in this domain within the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. IIT Kanpur's Computer Science and Engineering Department established an 'Interdisciplinary Center for Cyber Security and Cyber Defense of Critical Infrastructures (C3I Center)' in 2016 with funding from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), and other funding agencies. The work at the center focuses on smart grid security, manufacturing and other industrial control system security; network, web and data security; cryptography, and penetration techniques. The founders are involved with various Indian government agencies including the Reserve Bank of India, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center, UIDAI, CCTNS under home ministry, Ministry of IT and Electronics, and Department of Science & Technology. The center also testifies to the parliamentary standing committee on cyber security, and has been working with the National Cyber Security Coordinator's office in India. Providing glimpses of the work done at IIT Kanpur, and including perspectives from other Indian institutes where work on cyber security is starting to take shape, the book is a valuable resource for researchers and professionals, as well as educationists and policymakers.
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157.490000 USD

Cyber Security in India: Education, Research and Training

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Today, the generation in power systems is dominated by synchronous generators, of which the inherent synchronisation mechanism is the underlying principle that holds a power system together. This book considerably facilitates engineers in the integration of renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, energy storage systems etc., and the operation of power ...
Power Electronics-Enabled Autonomous Power Systems: Next Generation Smart Grids
Today, the generation in power systems is dominated by synchronous generators, of which the inherent synchronisation mechanism is the underlying principle that holds a power system together. This book considerably facilitates engineers in the integration of renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, energy storage systems etc., and the operation of power systems from the fundamental level. In this book, this mechanism is adopted to develop the framework and a technical route for the next generation smart grid: Completely Autonomous Power Systems (CAPS). After giving some general introduction, the basics of power systems, synchronous machines and power electronics will be presented to pave the way for the introduction of the architecture of the next-generation smart grid. The book will show how to make inverters into power systems, to mimic conventional synchronous generators to possess the same synchronisation mechanism. These inverters are called synchronverters and this technology, developed by the author and his collaborator, was awarded Highly Commended at 2009 IET Innovation Awards. It has attracted a lot of interest from academia and industry as now many leading research centres in renewable energy, power electronics and smart grid integration are doing research in this area. The book demonstrates how the majority of generators and loads in a power system can be governed by the same synchronisation mechanism and will be able to work together autonomously as equal partners to maintain system stability. It will also show how to remove the dedicated synchronisation unit in a synchronverter, without losing the vital synchronisation mechanism. The theoretical justification why the dedicated synchronisation unit that has been believed to be a must-have can be removed will then be provided, via showing that the widely-adopted phase-locked loops for grid connection of inverters are intrinsically the same as the droop control strategy. Brief TOC: Introduction; Part One Architecture;Basics of Power Systems; Basics of Synchronous Machines; Basics of Power Electronic Systems; Next-Generation Smart Grid; Part Two Technical Route; Synchronverter-based Generation; Synchronverter-based Rectifier; Synchronverter without a Dedicated Synchronisation Unit; Synchronverter-based Rectifier without a Dedicated Synchronisation Unit; Synchronverter-based STATCOM without a Dedicated Synchronisation Unit; Droop Control v.s. Phase-Locked Loops; Part Three Demonstration System; Demonstration System.
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146.82 USD

Power Electronics-Enabled Autonomous Power Systems: Next Generation Smart Grids

by Qing-Chang Zhong
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Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain, Second Edition is a fully updated, practical guide on how to identify and respond to environmental challenges across the supply chain. This new edition features updates to important data on environmental impacts and their measurements, the sustainable use of ...
Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain
Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain, Second Edition is a fully updated, practical guide on how to identify and respond to environmental challenges across the supply chain. This new edition features updates to important data on environmental impacts and their measurements, the sustainable use of water and electricity, and new legislation, standards and schemes. Chapters provide an introduction to the textile supply chain and an overview of the methods used to measure environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy footprints, and a lifecycle assessment (LCA) on environmental impacts. This book will be a standard reference for R&D managers in the textile industry and academic researchers in textile science.
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210.000000 USD

Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain

by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
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Industrial Enzymes for Biofuels Production: Recent Updates and Future Trends focuses on to resolve existing bottlenecks in enzymes mediated biomass to biofuels production processes through updating recent scientific knowledge and technology developments. Enzymes used in industries for biomass to biofuels production process are the main rollback of this sustainable technology ...
Industrial Enzymes for Biofuels Production: Recent Updates and Future Trends
Industrial Enzymes for Biofuels Production: Recent Updates and Future Trends focuses on to resolve existing bottlenecks in enzymes mediated biomass to biofuels production processes through updating recent scientific knowledge and technology developments. Enzymes used in industries for biomass to biofuels production process are the main rollback of this sustainable technology which is still far away from practical viability, the book provides low cost sustainable approaches to lower the cost of enzymes production following different approaches. The book is specifically focused on industrial aspects of enzymes used in biofuels production processes by presenting in depth study of existing issues related to practical viability and long-term sustainability. The book covers detailed discussions on market scenario of industrial enzymes used in biofuels production processes and compares them on both lab and industrial scale. Enzyme production, efficiency and stability is the focus point of this book targeted at lower cost scale. The book also helps to develop low cost green technologies for enzymes development in biofuels production at industrial ground.
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210.000000 USD

Industrial Enzymes for Biofuels Production: Recent Updates and Future Trends

by S. N. Upadhyay, P.K. Mishra, Neha Srivastava
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Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook: An Expert Guide to the Practical Operation, Design, and Optimization of FCC Units, Fourth Edition, enables readers to maximize the profitability and reliability of fluid catalytic cracking operations by covering all stages of FCC, including their design, operation, troubleshooting and optimization. It includes valuable chapters on ...
Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook: An Expert Guide to the Practical Operation, Design, and Optimization of FCC Units
Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook: An Expert Guide to the Practical Operation, Design, and Optimization of FCC Units, Fourth Edition, enables readers to maximize the profitability and reliability of fluid catalytic cracking operations by covering all stages of FCC, including their design, operation, troubleshooting and optimization. It includes valuable chapters on FCC Main Fractionator and Gas Plant and Process Engineering Tools that provide engineers with the relevant tools they need to fully optimize processes and operations. This book presents technologies and processes that will improve the profitability and reliability of FCC units, along with lessons from Mr. Sadeghbeigi's 30 years of field experience. The book provides a valuable reference for experienced engineers, but is also an ideal reference for those who are developing their skills and knowledge base.
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210.000000 USD

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook: An Expert Guide to the Practical Operation, Design, and Optimization of FCC Units

by Reza Sadeghbeigi
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As the world becomes better connected and we grow ever more dependent on technology, the risks to our infrastructure are multiplying. Whether it's a hostile state striking the national grid (like Russia did with Ukraine in 2016) or a freak solar storm, our systems have become so interlinked that if ...
Apocalypse How?: Technology and the Threat of Mass Disaster
As the world becomes better connected and we grow ever more dependent on technology, the risks to our infrastructure are multiplying. Whether it's a hostile state striking the national grid (like Russia did with Ukraine in 2016) or a freak solar storm, our systems have become so interlinked that if one part goes down the rest topple like dominoes. In this groundbreaking book, former government minister Oliver Letwin looks ten years into the future and imagines a UK in which the national grid has collapsed. Reliant on the internet, automated electric cars, voice-over IP, GPS, and the internet of things, law and order would disintegrate. Taking us from high-level government meetings to elderly citizens waiting in vain for their carers, this book is a wake up call for why we should question our unshakeable faith in technology. But it's much more than that: Letwin uses his vast experience in government to outline how businesses and government should respond to catastrophic black swan events that seem distant and implausible - until they occur.
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27.88 USD

Apocalypse How?: Technology and the Threat of Mass Disaster

by Oliver Letwin
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How marginalized groups use Twitter to advance counter-narratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent. The power of hashtag activism became clear in 2011, when #IranElection served as an organizing tool for Iranians protesting a disputed election and offered a global audience a front-row seat to a nascent ...
#HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice
How marginalized groups use Twitter to advance counter-narratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent. The power of hashtag activism became clear in 2011, when #IranElection served as an organizing tool for Iranians protesting a disputed election and offered a global audience a front-row seat to a nascent revolution. Since then, activists have used a variety of hashtags, including #JusticeForTrayvon, #BlackLivesMatter, #YesAllWomen, and #MeToo to advocate, mobilize, and communicate. In this book, Sarah Jackson, Moya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles explore how and why Twitter has become an important platform for historically disenfranchised populations, including Black Americans, women, and transgender people. They show how marginalized groups, long excluded from elite media spaces, have used Twitter hashtags to advance counternarratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent. The authors describe how such hashtags as #MeToo, #SurvivorPrivilege, and #WhyIStayed have challenged the conventional understanding of gendered violence; examine the voices and narratives of Black feminism enabled by #FastTailedGirls, #YouOKSis, and #SayHerName; and explore the creation and use of #GirlsLikeUs, a network of transgender women. They investigate the digital signatures of the new civil rights movement -the online activism, storytelling, and strategy-building that set the stage for #BlackLivesMatter-and recount the spread of racial justice hashtags after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and other high-profile incidents of killings by police. Finally, they consider hashtag created by allies, including #AllMenCan and #CrimingWhileWhite.
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20.950000 USD

#HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice

by Brooke Foucault Welles, Moya Bailey, Sarah J. Jackson
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Explaining the science contained in a simple assembly of grains-the most abundant form of matter present on Earth. Granular matter-materials composed of vast amounts of solid grains-constitutes the most abundant form of matter on Earth. Granular materials assemble in disordered configurations scientists often liken to a bag of marbles. Made ...
Built on Sand: The Science of Granular Materials
Explaining the science contained in a simple assembly of grains-the most abundant form of matter present on Earth. Granular matter-materials composed of vast amounts of solid grains-constitutes the most abundant form of matter on Earth. Granular materials assemble in disordered configurations scientists often liken to a bag of marbles. Made of macroscopic particles rather than molecules, they defy the standard scheme of classification in terms of solid, liquid, and gas. Avalanches, for example, can be characterized as friction, geometric congestion between grains. Granular materials provide a model for various domains, including engineering, physics, and biology, shedding light on collective behavior in disordered settings in general. William Blake famously wished To See a World in a Grain of Sand ; in this book, pioneering researchers in granular matter explain the science contained in a simple assembly of grains. The authors begin by describing the single grain with its different origins, shapes, and sizes, then examine grains in piled or stacked form. They explain the packing fraction of granular media, a crucial issue that bears on the properties displayed in practical applications; explore small-scale deformations in piles of disordered grains, with particular attention to friction; and present theories of various modes of disorder. Along the way, they discuss such concepts as force chains, arching effects, wet grains, sticky contacts, and inertial effects. Drawing on recent numerical simulations as well as classical concepts developed in physics and mechanics, the book offers an accessible introduction to a rapidly developing field.
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41.950000 USD

Built on Sand: The Science of Granular Materials

by Farhang Radjai, Jean-Yves Delenne, Etienne Guyon
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of chemical sensors, ranging from the choice of material to the sensor validation and through their modeling and simulation and manufacturing technology processes, which have been developed so far. It addresses the process of data collection by intelligent techniques such as deep learning, multivariate ...
Smart Sensors for Environmental and Medical Applications
This book presents a comprehensive overview of chemical sensors, ranging from the choice of material to the sensor validation and through their modeling and simulation and manufacturing technology processes, which have been developed so far. It addresses the process of data collection by intelligent techniques such as deep learning, multivariate analysis, etc. The book incorporates different types of smart chemical sensors and discusses each under a common set of sub-sections. In this way readers are educated on the advantages and disadvantages of the relevant transducers depending on the design, transduction mode and final applications. The book covers all major aspects of the primary constituents of the field of smart chemical sensors including working principle and related theory, sensor materials, classification of respective transducer type, relevant fabrication processes, methods for data analysis and suitable application.
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136.500000 USD

Smart Sensors for Environmental and Medical Applications

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PVC Formulary, Third Edition, contains invaluable information for PVC manufacturers, processors and users. It discusses new product development and product engineering tools and the current state of the market for PVC products. This provides the reader with the critical data they need to formulate successful and durable products, and to ...
PVC Formulary
PVC Formulary, Third Edition, contains invaluable information for PVC manufacturers, processors and users. It discusses new product development and product engineering tools and the current state of the market for PVC products. This provides the reader with the critical data they need to formulate successful and durable products, and to evaluate formulations on the background of compositions used by others. Commercial types and grades, polymer forms, and physical-chemical properties of PVC are discussed in detail, with all essential information required for the decision-making process presented clearly to provide necessary data. The book contains over 600 formulations of products belonging to 23 categories that are derived from characteristic methods of production. A broad selection of formulations is used in each category to determine the essential components of formulations used in a particular method of processing, the most important parameters of successful products, troubleshooting information, and suggestions of further sources of information on the method of processing.
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315.000000 USD

PVC Formulary

by George Wypych
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Databook of UV Stabilizers, Second Edition, provides general indicators regarding the performance of UV stabilizers and includes details on the data fields included in the description of individual stabilizers. It provides details such as acronyms, molecular weight, odor, product form, transmittance, DOT hazard class, NFPA flammability/reactivity, aquatic toxicity, typical applications, ...
Databook of UV Stabilizers
Databook of UV Stabilizers, Second Edition, provides general indicators regarding the performance of UV stabilizers and includes details on the data fields included in the description of individual stabilizers. It provides details such as acronyms, molecular weight, odor, product form, transmittance, DOT hazard class, NFPA flammability/reactivity, aquatic toxicity, typical applications, processing methods, conditions to avoid, and much more for each stabilizer covered.
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336.000000 USD

Databook of UV Stabilizers

by George Wypych, Anna Wypych
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In an age in which the inexhaustible power of scientific technology makes all things possible, it remains to be seen where we will draw the line, where we will be able to say, here are possibilities that wisdom suggest we avoid. First published to great acclaim in 1986, Langdon Winner's ...
The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, Second Edition
In an age in which the inexhaustible power of scientific technology makes all things possible, it remains to be seen where we will draw the line, where we will be able to say, here are possibilities that wisdom suggest we avoid. First published to great acclaim in 1986, Langdon Winner's groundbreaking exploration of the political, social, and philosophical implications of technology is timelier than ever. He demonstrates that choices about the kinds of technical systems we build and use are actually choices about who we want to be and what kind of world we want to create--technical decisions are political decisions, and they involve profound choices about power, liberty, order, and justice. A seminal text in the history and philosophy of science, this new edition includes a new chapter, preface, and postscript by the author.
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23.620000 USD
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This book focuses on the utilization of bio-resources and their conversion pathways for a sustainable future. Tapping into bio-resources by means of thermochemical and biochemical processes has attracted researchers from all over the world; it is a broad area that has given birth to concepts like the biorefinery, as well ...
Bio-resource Utilization and Bioprocess
This book focuses on the utilization of bio-resources and their conversion pathways for a sustainable future. Tapping into bio-resources by means of thermochemical and biochemical processes has attracted researchers from all over the world; it is a broad area that has given birth to concepts like the biorefinery, as well as a new stream known as biotechnology. Its scope includes biochemical and microbiological engineering, biocatalysis and biotransformation, biosynthesis and metabolic engineering, bioprocess and biosystem engineering, bioenergy and biorefineries, cell culture and biomedical engineering, food, agricultural and marine biotechnology, bioseparation and biopurification engineering, bioremediation and environmental biotechnology, etc. The book discusses a host of new technologies now being used to tap these resources with innovative bioprocesses. All chapters are based on outstanding research papers selected for and presented at the IconSWM 2018 conference.
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157.490000 USD

Bio-resource Utilization and Bioprocess

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Electronics and Communications for Scientists and Engineers, Second Edition, offers a valuable and unique overview on the basics of electronic technology and the internet. Class-tested over many years with students at Northwestern University, this useful text covers the essential electronics and communications topics for students and practitioners in engineering, physics, ...
Electronics and Communications for Scientists and Engineers
Electronics and Communications for Scientists and Engineers, Second Edition, offers a valuable and unique overview on the basics of electronic technology and the internet. Class-tested over many years with students at Northwestern University, this useful text covers the essential electronics and communications topics for students and practitioners in engineering, physics, chemistry, and other applied sciences. It describes the electronic underpinnings of the World Wide Web and explains the basics of digital technology, including computing and communications, circuits, analog and digital electronics, as well as special topics such as operational amplifiers, data compression, ultra high definition TV, artificial intelligence, and quantum computers.
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104.950000 USD

Electronics and Communications for Scientists and Engineers

by Martin Plonus
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The Biomechanics of Living Organs series summarizes all biomechanical aspects of each living organ in one comprehensive reference. The first 2 volumes introduce Continuum Fluid and Solid Biomechanics approaches, then each subsequent volume covers the important biomechanical and clinical aspects and approaches conducted this last decade to understand and treat ...
Biomechanics of Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque: From Model to Patient: Volume 4
The Biomechanics of Living Organs series summarizes all biomechanical aspects of each living organ in one comprehensive reference. The first 2 volumes introduce Continuum Fluid and Solid Biomechanics approaches, then each subsequent volume covers the important biomechanical and clinical aspects and approaches conducted this last decade to understand and treat the main diseases associated to the specific living organ of interest. The key thought leaders in the field of Biomechanics of Living Organs have gathered together their expertise in this series, making it an essential reference for anyone working in this research area. Biomechanics of Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque is the first book to cover fluid and solid Biomechanical studies conducted in this last decade to increase our understanding of plaque initiation, growth and rupture as well as improving the design of medical devices and clinical interventions, including surgical procedures. This book provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in modeling atherosclerotic plaque development, along with a deeper understanding of the associated biomechanical problems that will face those who work in this field in the future.
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210.000000 USD

Biomechanics of Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque: From Model to Patient: Volume 4

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Mechanics of Materials in Modern Manufacturing Methods and Processing Techniques provides a detailed overview of the latest developments in the mechanics of modern metal forming manufacturing. Focused on mechanics as opposed to process, it looks at the mechanical behavior of materials exposed to loading and environmental conditions related to modern ...
Mechanics of Materials in Modern Manufacturing Methods and Processing Techniques
Mechanics of Materials in Modern Manufacturing Methods and Processing Techniques provides a detailed overview of the latest developments in the mechanics of modern metal forming manufacturing. Focused on mechanics as opposed to process, it looks at the mechanical behavior of materials exposed to loading and environmental conditions related to modern manufacturing processes, covering deformation as well as damage and fracture processes. The book progresses from forming to machining and surface-treatment processes, and concludes with a series of chapters looking at recent and emerging technologies. Other topics covered include simulations in autofrettage processes, modeling strategies related to cutting simulations, residual stress caused by high thermomechanical gradients and pultrusion, as well as the mechanics of the curing process, forging, and cold spraying, among others. Some non-metallic materials, such as ceramics and composites, are covered as well.
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330.750000 USD

Mechanics of Materials in Modern Manufacturing Methods and Processing Techniques

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Cognitive Informatics, Computer Modelling, and Cognitive Science: Theory, Case Studies, and Applications presents the theoretical background and history of cognitive science to help readers understand its foundations, followed by its philosophical and psychological aspects, and culminating with the application of cognitive science for a wide range of engineering and computer ...
Cognitive Informatics, Computer Modelling, and Cognitive Science: Volume 1: Theory, Case Studies, and Applications
Cognitive Informatics, Computer Modelling, and Cognitive Science: Theory, Case Studies, and Applications presents the theoretical background and history of cognitive science to help readers understand its foundations, followed by its philosophical and psychological aspects, and culminating with the application of cognitive science for a wide range of engineering and computer science case studies. Representation of cognitive science, cognitive model of the brain, knowledge representation, and information processing in the human brain are discussed. The theory of consciousness, neuroscience, intelligence, decision making, mind and behavior analysis are described with cases studies supported by research and application. Computing applications are another important factor in cognitive science, and the authors present the various ways cognitive computing is used for information manipulation, processing and finally decision making. Mathematical and computational models, structures and processes of the human brain are also covered. Artificial intelligence is considered as core part of cognitive science. Advances in the role of machine learning, artificial intelligence, cognitive knowledge base, deep learning, cognitive image processing and suitable data analytics useful for cognitive science are covered, including relevant case studies. Cognitive Informatics, Computer Modelling, and Cognitive Science is presented in two volumes.
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157.500000 USD

Cognitive Informatics, Computer Modelling, and Cognitive Science: Volume 1: Theory, Case Studies, and Applications

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How the internet and powerful online tools are democratizing and accelerating scientific discovery Reinventing Discovery argues that we are living at the dawn of the most dramatic change in science in more than three hundred years. This change is being driven by powerful cognitive tools, enabled by the internet, which ...
Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science
How the internet and powerful online tools are democratizing and accelerating scientific discovery Reinventing Discovery argues that we are living at the dawn of the most dramatic change in science in more than three hundred years. This change is being driven by powerful cognitive tools, enabled by the internet, which are greatly accelerating scientific discovery. There are many books about how the internet is changing business, the workplace, or government. But this is the first book about something much more fundamental: how the internet is transforming our collective intelligence and our understanding of the world. From the collaborative mathematicians of the Polymath Project to the amateur astronomers of Galaxy Zoo, Reinventing Discovery tells the exciting story of the unprecedented new era in networked science. It will interest anyone who wants to learn about how the online world is revolutionizing scientific discovery-and why the revolution is just beginning.
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18.850000 USD

Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science

by Michael Nielsen
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A scientist assesses the potential of stem cell therapies for treating such brain disorders as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. Stem cell therapies are the subject of enormous hype, endowed by the media with almost magical qualities and imagined by the public to bring about miracle cures. Stem cells ...
The Future of Brain Repair: A Realist's Guide to Stem Cell Therapy
A scientist assesses the potential of stem cell therapies for treating such brain disorders as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. Stem cell therapies are the subject of enormous hype, endowed by the media with almost magical qualities and imagined by the public to bring about miracle cures. Stem cells have the potential to generate new cells of different types, and have been shown to do so in certain cases. Could stem cell transplants repair the damaged brain? In this book, neurobiologist Jack Price assesses the potential of stem cell therapies to treat such brain disorders as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and spinal cord injuries. Certainly brain disorders are in need of effective treatments. These disorders don't just kill, they disable, and conventional drug therapies have not had much success in treating them. Price explains that repairing the human brain is difficult, largely because of its structural, functional, and developmental complexity. He examines the self-repairing capacity of blood and gut cells-and the lack of such capacity in the brain; describes the limitations of early brain stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative disorders; and discusses current clinical trials that may lead to the first licensed stem cell therapies for stroke, Parkinson's and macular degeneration. And he describes the real promise of pluripotential stem cells, which can make all the cell types that constitute the body. New technologies, Price reports, challenge the very notion of cell transplantation, instead seeking to convince the brain itself to manufacture the new cells it needs. Could this be the true future of brain repair?
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31.450000 USD

The Future of Brain Repair: A Realist's Guide to Stem Cell Therapy

by Jack Price
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This book introduces the new concept of nanozyme , which refers to nanomaterials with intrinsic enzymatic activity, rather than nanomaterials with biological enzymes incorporated on the surface. The book presents the cutting-edge advances in nanozyme, with emphasis on state-of-the-art applications in many important fields, such as in the biomedical fields ...
Nanozymology: Connecting Biology and Nanotechnology
This book introduces the new concept of nanozyme , which refers to nanomaterials with intrinsic enzymatic activity, rather than nanomaterials with biological enzymes incorporated on the surface. The book presents the cutting-edge advances in nanozyme, with emphasis on state-of-the-art applications in many important fields, such as in the biomedical fields and for environmental protection. The nanozyme is a totally new type of artificial enzyme and exhibits huge advantages over natural enzymes, including greater stability, low cost, versatility, simplicity, and suitability for industry. It is of interest to university researchers, R&D engineers, as well as graduate students in nanoscience and technology, and biology wishing to learn the core principles, methods, and the corresponding applications of nanozyme .
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157.490000 USD

Nanozymology: Connecting Biology and Nanotechnology

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